Book Review Index


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Author/Editor Titlesort ascending Place of Publication Year Series ISBN Issue P Review Author Review format Review type
Orlov, Andrei A. . Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism 2015 N/D 2016 19 Belinfante, Randall C.
Weisman, Jonathan (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in the Age of Trump 2018 N/D 2018 35 Lieberman, Eli Book Adult
Gottlieb, Yaffa Leba, Nodel, Norman "Uh Uh, Not Now" Said the Cow: The Cow That Wouldnt Work on Shabbos F/M 97 13
Kressel, Neil J. "The Sons of Pigs and Apes": Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence 2012 S/O13 32 Simon, Rachel
Feingold, Henry L. "Silent No More" Saving the Jews of Russia, The American Jewish Effort, 1967-1989 2007 F/M 08 38
Katz, Jacob "Shabbes Goy": A Study in Halakhic Flexibility, The 1989 F/M 90 16
Feldman, Louis H. "Remember Amalek!": Vengeance, Zealotry, and Group Destruction in the Bible according to Philo, Pseudo-Philo, and Josephus 2004 S/O 04 16-17
Jajer, Diemut, Hill, Peter Thomas, Edward Vance Humphrey and Brian Levin, trans. "Non-Germans" Under the Third Reich: The Nazi Judicial and Administrative System in German and Occupied Eastern Europe, with Special Regard to Occupied Poland, 1939-1945 2013 S/O14 16 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Bendersky, Joseph "Jewish Threat": Anti-Semitic Politics of the UniversityS. Army, The 2000 F/M 01 6
Bendersky, Joseph "Jewish Threat": Anti-Semitic Politics of the U.S. Army, The 2000 M/J 01 6
Ungvari, Tamas "Jewish Question" in Europe: The Case of Hungary, The 2000 F/M 02 29
Bresnick-Perry, Roslyn "I Loved My Mother on Saturdays" and Other Tales from the Shtetl and Beyond 2009 S/O 09 33
Friedenberg, Robert V. "Hear O Israel": The History of American Jewish Preaching, 1654-1970 1989 N/D 89 12
Maier, Aren M., Magness, Jodi, Schiffman, Jarence H. "Go Out and Study the Land" (Judges 18:2): Archaeological, Historical and Textual Studies in Honor of Hanan Eshel 2012 Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, no. 148 M/J13 29-30 Rosenbloom, Jim
Baumel, Judith Tydor, Ordan, Dena "Berson Boys" and the Origins of Contemporary Zionist Militancy, The 2005 M/J 06 22
Perechodnik, Calel "Am I a Murderer?" Testament of a Jewish Ghetto Policeman 1996 M/J 96 15
Levy, David Zionist Entity: The Jewish State in the 21st Century, The 2015 N/D 2015 25 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Fertziger, Adam S., Miri Freud-Kandel, Bayne, Steven Yitz Greenberg and Modern Orthodoxy: The Road Not Taken 2019 S/O 2020 28 Belinfante, Randall C. & Anne Marie Book Adult
Navon, Emmanuel Victory of Zionism: Reclaiming the Narrative about Israel’s Domestic, Regional, and International Challenges, The 2014 N/D 2015 27 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Zank, Michael, Anderson, Ingrid Value of the Particular: Lessons from Judaism and the Modern Jewish Experience: Festschrift for Steven T. Katz on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday 2015 Supplements to the Journal of Jewish thought and philosophy; v. 25 S/O 2016 18 Levy, David B
Vidro, Nadia, Zweip, Irene E., Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith Universal Art: Hebrew Grammar Across Disciplines and Faiths 2014 Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 46 F/M 2016 25 Smailes, Suzanne
Boyarin, Daniel Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora 2016 S/O 2016 2 Finkelman, Yoel
Kahn, Ava F., Mendelsohn, Adam M. Transnational Traditions: New Perspectives on American Jewish History 2014 N/D 2015 23 Sukenic, Harvey
Goda, Norman J.W. To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945-1947 2015 M/J 15 26 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Ogren, Brian Time and Eternity in Jewish Mysticism: That Which is Before and That Which is After 2015 Studies in Jewish History and Culture; 48 N/D 2015 28 Levy, David B
Loew, Yehudah ben Bezalel, Widmonte, Ramon Tiferet Yisrael: Translation and Commentary: Volume 1: Introduction and Chapters 1-9. 2016 M/J 2018 26 David B. Levy Book Adult
Feuerman, Ruchama King The Mountain Jews and the Mirror 2015 N/D 2015 3 Cole, Ellen
Ganzel, Tova, Yehuda Brandes, Chayuta Deutsch The Believer and Modern Study of the Bible 2019 S/O 2020 28 Tesler, David Book Adult
Robinson, James T. The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Joshua 2014 M/J 15 35-36 Belinfante, Randall C.
Martin-Contreras, Elvira, Miralles-Macia, Lorena Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to the Masoretes 2014 N/D 2015 27 Levy, David B
Legrand, Thierry, Joosten, Jan Targums in the Light of Traditions of the Second Temple Period, The 2014 Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism N/D 2015 25 Levy, David B
Keener, Jessica Strangers in Budapest 2017 M/J 2018 36 Gremillion, Yossi Book Adult
Leatherdale, Mary Beth, Shakespeare, Eleanor Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees 2017 M/J 2018 16 Krasner, Barbara Book Juvenile
Twerski, Abraham J. Shame Borne in Silence: Spousal Abuse in the Jewish Community. 2nd edition. 2015 N/D 2016 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Yadin-Israel, Azzan Scripture and Tradition: Rabbi Akiva and the Triumph of Midrash 2015 N/D 2015 40 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Kimmel, Eric A. Scarlett and Sam: Escape from Egypt 2015 M/J 15 17 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Smollett, Brian M., Wiese, Christian Reappraisals and New Studies of the Modern Jewish Experience: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Seltzer 2015 Brill Reference Library of Judaism, 44 N/D 2015 33 Rosenbloom, Jim
Galas, Michal Rabbi Marcus Jastrow and his Vision for the Reform of Judaism: A Study in the History of Judaism in the Nineteenth Century 2013 M/J 15 23 Isaac, Fred
Foster, Steven, Foster, Joyce, Brovsky, Cindy Rabbi and Senator Sleep Together: Marrying Religion and Politics. 2016 N/D 2016 16 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Kobrin, Rebecca, Teller, Adam Purchasing Power: The Economics of Modern Jewish History. 2015 M/J 2016 32 Levy, David B
Baumgarten, Elisheva Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance. 2014 S/O 2015 2 Chesner, Michelle
Soyer, Francois Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contr Judios (1674) 2014 N/D 2015 34 Belinfante, Randall C.
Amichai, Yehuda, Alter, Robert Poetry of Yehuda Amichai 2015 M/J 2016 39 Dwoskin, Beth
Berger, Joseph Pious Ones: The World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America, the 2014 S/O 2015 2 Gordon, Ilka
Sorek, Tamir Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs 2015 Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Societies) N/D 2015 34 Simon, Rachel
Jacobson, Maxine Orthodoxy in American Judaism; The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung 2016 N/D 2016 18 Tesler, David
Mandel, Paul D. Origins of Midrash: From Teaching to Text, The 2017 Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, vol. 180 M/J 2018 26 Levy, David B Book Adult
Brandes, Yochi, Libenson, Daniel Orchard, The 2017 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Brandes, Yochi Orchard, The 2017 M/J 2018 35 Pinchuck, Chava Book Adult
Falken, Linda Noah’s Ark: From Genesis Chapters 6-9 2015 N/D 2016 4 Marks, Allison
Alpert, Michael, Kytasty, Julian Night Songs from a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland 2014 M/J 2016 42 Pinnolis, Judith S.
Olitzky, Kerry M., Olitzky, Avi S. New Membership & Financial Alternatives for the American Synagogue: From Traditional Dues to Fair Share to Gifts from the Heart 2015 F/M 2016 18 Wolfe, Nira
Aarons, Victoria, Patt, Avinoam J., Shechner, Mark New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction 2015 M/J 2016 39 Gordon, Ilka
Dean, Arthur My Two Cents: A Collection of Short Stories 2015 M/J 2016 40 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Pollak, M., Simons, S. Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks 2014 S/O 2016 12 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Brody, Robert Mishnah and Tosefta Studies 2014 M/J 15 21 Roth, Pinchas
Someck, Ronny, Inbar, Hana, Manaster, Robert Milk Underground, The 2015 F/M 2016 28 Levine, Joyce
Goodman, Carol Metropolitans, The 2017 M/J 2018 12 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Oestermann, Richard Me and the Middle East: Firsthand Reporting on Israel’s Most Dramatic Days 2014 N/D 2015 28 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Sussman, Jeffrey Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing 2017 M/J 2018 32 Share, Ellen Book Adult
Tidhar, Lavie Martian Sands 2013 M/J 2014 48 Stahl, Sheryl F.
Yolen, Jane Mapping the Bones 2018 M/J 2018 17 Silver, Linda R. Book Juvenile
Appelbaum, Peter C. Loyal Sons: Jews in the German Army during the Great War 2014 M/J 15 19-20 Simon, Rachel
Hasan-Rokem, Galit, Gruenwald, Ithamar Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: Ancient Jewish Folk Literature Reconsidered 2014 M/J 15 28 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Koenigsberg, Zvi Lost Temple of Israel. rev. ed. 2015 S/O 2016 9 Share, Ellen
Burkhart, Kiersi, Keyser, Amber Long Trail Home, The 2017 Quartz Creek Ranch M/J 2018 11 McMahon, Martha Book Juvenile
Enszer, Dr. Julie R. Liliths’s Demons 2015 M/J 2016 40 Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron
Chapman, Fern Schumer, Greensfelder, Tom Like Finding My Twin: How an Eighth-Grade Class Reunited Two Holocaust Refugees 2015 F/M 16 32 Colodny, Debbie
Iturbe, Antonio, Thwaites, Lilit Librarian of Auschwitz, The 2017 M/J 2018 5 Gershowitz, Elissa Book Juvenile
Herzfeld, Shmuel Liberman Open Orthodox Haggadah, The 2015 N/D 2015 22 Stuhlman, Daniel D.
Rabb, Margo Kissing in America 2015 M/J 15 8-9 Levine, Joyce
Samson, Polly Kindness, a Novel 2015 M/J 2016 41 Freiband, Susan
Seidenberg, David Mevorach Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World 2015 N/D 2015 31 Levy, David B
Schwartz, Daniel Judeans and Jews: Four Faces of Dichotomy in Ancient Jewish History 2014 N/D 2015 30 Tesler, David
Sackson, Adrian Joseph ibn Kaspi: Portrait of a Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence 2017 M/J 2018 28 Levy, David B Book Adult
Maghen, Ze'ev John Lennon and the Jews: a Philosophical Rampage 2014 N/D 2015 26 Ben-Gad, Shmuel
Simonsohn, Shlomo Jews of Italy: Antiquity, The 2014 Brill Series in Jewish Studies N/D 2015 32 Levy, David B
Rabinovitch, Simon Jewish Rights, National Rites: Nationalism and Autonomy in Late Imperial and Revolutionary Russia 2014 N/D 2015 29 Kohn, Roger S.
Bergson, Steven M. Jewish Comix Anthology: a collection of tales, stories and myths told and retold in comic book form, The. Volume 1. 2014 F/M 2016 26 Gold, Etta
Starr, Joyce Israel’s Impossible Era: The Human Element in U.S.-Israel Relations 2015 N/D 2015 35 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Hajaj, Claire Ishmael’s Oranges 2014 N/D 2015 42 Pinchuck, Chava
Barash, Chris Is It Passover Yet? 2015 M/J 15 16 Kamin, Rachel Erlich
Karmon, Robert Inspired by a True Story: Isaac 2017 M/J 2018 36 Bibel, Barbara M. Book Adult
Carter, Mary E. I, Sarah Steinway 2018 M/J 2018 35 Stahl, Sheryl F. Book Adult
Mooney, Carla, Casteel, Tom Holocaust: Racism and Genocide in World War II, The 2017 Inquire and Investigate M/J 2018 16 Isaac, Fred Book Juvenile
Schweid, Eliezer, Levin, Leonard History of Modern Jewish Religious Philosophy 2015 M/J 2016 35 Levy, David B
Emanuel, Simha Hidden Treasures from Europe. v.1 2015 S/O 2016 5 Wolfe, Nira
Glickman, Jeffrey., Krackow, Eric Have You Heard?: a Child’s Introduction to the Ten Commandments 2017 M/J 2018 7 McMahon, Martha Book Juvenile
Carasso, Lucienne Growing up Jewish in Alexandria: The Story of a Sephardic Family’s Exodus from Egypt 2014 S/O 2015 4 Simon, Rachel
Locke, Katherine Girl with the Red Balloon, The 2017 M/J 2018 6 Bloomfield, Kathy Book Juvenile
Michaelson, Jay Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path 2015 S/O 2016 11 Kohn, Roger S.
Rubin, Susan Goldman Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi 2014 M/J 15 10 Lenson, Heather
Feldman, Lawrence H. Franco’s Refugees: Records of the Jews Who Came Through Spain and Portugal to New York City 1940-1941: Volume I, June–October 1940 2016 N/D 2016 15 Silverburg, Sanford R.
Sutton, Claudette E. Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home 2014 N/D 2015 35 Dwoskin, Beth
Aronson, Marc, Budhos, Marina Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism 2017 M/J 2018 8 Quay, Alex Book Juvenile
Shapiro, Rami M. Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love—The Song of Songs. Annotated and Explained 2014 N/D 2015 31 Pinchuck, Chava
Sciarcon, Jonathan Educational Oases in the Desert: the Alliance Israélite Universelle’s Girls’ Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915 2017 M/J 2018 30 Simon, Rachel Book Adult
Grobman, Svetlana Education of a Traitor: Growing Up in Cold War Russia 2015 M/J 2016 43
Ben Izzy, Joel Dreidels on the Brain. 2016 N/D 2016 1 Marks, Allison
Wacks, David A. Double diaspora in Sephardic literature: Jewish cultural production before and after 1492 2015 N/D 2015 38 Belinfante, Randall C.


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